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Backyard Revolution

by Alisa Princy (2019-09-17)

Icynene spray- This sprayed Backyard Revolution Review soft effectively prevents more than 90% of air infiltration while keeping out harmful allergens and pollution. An advantage it has over other insulation is that it can be sprayed into closed cavities and expand up to twice its initial volume. Unlike other harmful sprays it has no HCFCs and is formaldehyde free. Icynene products have R-values up to 4. Cementitious- The most common product of this type of insulation is Air-Krete. This insulation product is popular because it is easily applied blown-in foam that hardens to be sound absorbing and fireproof. It is eco-friendly because it is non-toxic, contains very little volatile organic compounds, and is formaldehyde free. Cementitious insulations such as Air-Krete typically have an R value around 4. Soy-based polyurethane- Another green insulation that is also spray foam is polyurethane with soy-based composition. These products are highly eco-friendly as they are made out of mostly recycled natural materials. As opposed to standard polyurethane foams the soy replaces the harmful petrochemicals that do not allow for mold growth that typically attracts household pests. There are many other green insulation products that are being developed. Aerogel is in a league of its own as far as insulation goes. It is a new manufactured gel that is very low density making it a very efficient insulation. It is also environmentally safe. There are many reasons to make your home more energy efficient. Not only does it benefit the community around you and help create a more healthy and sustainable world, but it is also a good way to save money personally. There are multiple ways to make your home more energy efficient, some more invasive then others. Easy steps include things like reducing the amount of water you use on a daily basis: washing full loads of clothing, not doing dishes with the water running constantly, or placing a brick in the water chamber of your toilet. Turning off lights when you leave a room, and using energy efficient light bulbs can also help reduce your energy bill.